Houston Safari Club Foundation Awards Annual Conservation Scholarships

(Houston, TX- August 6, 2020) Houston Safari Club Foundation recently awarded its annual scholarships as part of the Dan L Duncan Scholarship program. Houston Safari Club Foundation is committed to furthering the education of students pursuing careers in the outdoors, supporting the future of tomorrow’s conservation leaders, and protecting the future of hunting. HSCF’s Dan L. Duncan Scholarship Program annually awards scholarships to students currently involved in the study of Wildlife Management, Range Management, or related studies. This year, 24 scholarships were awarded in the total amount of $120,000. Since the program’s inception in 1999, 600 scholarships have been awarded, totaling $2.7 million dollars. HSCF proudly recognizes and encourages students, who have exhibited academic excellence and exemplary character, through our prestigious scholarship program. HSCF understands the future of conservation depends on the education of bright and gifted scholars who will work to protect hunter’s rights and wildlife conservation for decades

This Week on HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Radio & Podcast: Jon LaCorte, Co-Founder of TRACT Optics

(Houston, TX- August 6, 2020) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and “Hunting Matters” welcomes Jon LaCorte, Co-Founder of TRACT Optics. Jon grew up in Queens, NY, just a short train ride from Manhattan, where he attended LaSalle Academy, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and New York Institute of Technology. Most people cannot understand how he could have grown up being a hunter. The fact is that hunting has been a family tradition for many generations in his family. His earliest hunting memories were following his father, grandfather and uncle into the upstate NY woods chasing squirrels. Every weekend was spent scouting or hunting for whatever game was in season. He harvested his first deer at the age of 13 and has hunted in many US states, several Canadian provinces and 3 continents. Jon is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association and Certified Range Safety Officer. He enjoys

This Week on HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Radio & Podcast: Lloyd Love, Outdoor Education Teacher

(Houston, TX- July 29, 2020) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and “Hunting Matters” welcomes Lloyd Love, Outdoor Education Teacher at Pasadena Memorial High School, Pasadena Independent School District. Lloyd has been an educator for 36 years, coaching cross country, track, and football. His students won District Team Championships in 2011, 2012, and 2013.  For eight years straight, beginning in 2008, his students were Regional Boys Cross Country Qualifiers. As a NASP (National Archery in Schools Program) archery coach, his students have advanced to state and national qualifiers.  In 2018, they were Texas State Runner Up in 3d IBO (International Bowhunters Organization) competition and advanced to the Eastern National Qualifier of NASP in Louisville, Kentucky.  In 2019, his students won NASP IBO 3D Texas State Championship and qualified again for the NASP National Championship.  These students went on to attend the Western Nationals in Salt Lake City, UT, where they tied

HSCF Applauds U.S. House Passage of Great American Outdoors Act

(Houston, TX- July 22, 2020) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) applauds The U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of this historic legislation to promote conservation and increased public land and water access for opportunities for sportsmen and women. The Great American Outdoors Act will provide $9.5 billion over 5 years to address the decimated infrastructure on America’s public lands and waters. The National Park Service will receive $6.5 billion in funding and $3 billion will be included to repair and maintain public land infrastructure overseen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS). From the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation: The inclusion of funding specifically for BLM, USFWS, and USFS lands and waters will ensure that Americans have the ability to access critically important hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting opportunities. Over 246 million acres, or 99%, of BLM lands are open to hunting

HSCF Opposes California SB 1175

California’s legislation, SB 1175, would ban both the importation and possession of eight commonly hunted African species, including taxidermy received after 2020. These species include: elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, giraffe, hippo, hyena, and zebra. HSCF opposes this bill in that it is an attempt by the CA state government to supersede the permitting authority of the USFWS, as it relates to the possession or importation of legally harvested game animals.  This bill would enact the Iconic African Species Protection Act and would prohibit the possession of specified African species and any part, product, or the dead body or parts thereof, including, but not limited to, the African elephant or the black rhinoceros, by any individual, firm, corporation, association, or partnership within the State of California, except as specified for, among other things, use for educational or scientific purposes by a bona fide educational or scientific institution, as defined.This is an attempt

This Week on HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Radio & Podcast: Kristi Heuring, Chief Marketing Officer,

(Houston, TX- July 22, 2020) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and “Hunting Matters” welcomes Kristi Heuring, Chief Marketing Officer, Kristi Heuring, a Tennessee native and now Texan, is a 26-year marketing veteran, 16-year industry veteran and is currently the Chief Marketing Officer for Everest, the first-of-its-kind online community and marketplace specifically for the outdoors world.  Kristi’s prior experience includes leading the marketing efforts for Aguila Ammunition where she launched their first U.S. branding campaign as well as producing the inaugural Aguila Cup. Kristi’s industry experience also includes Aimpoint Red Dot Sights, International Hunter Education Association, National Bowhunter Education Association and Blaser/Sauer/Mauser.  Kristi’s exposure to hunting and shooting began as a child growing up with a father that hunted and owned a hunting and fishing store for some time.  Today, she enjoys hunting with her father, husband and industry friends.  Kristi lives in The Woodlands, Texas with her husband and
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Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a non-profit organization, exempt from federal income tax, under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. The charitable deduction for contributions to HSCF is the cash amount of the contribution, less the value of goods and services received, to the extent permitted by law. HSCF EIN 74-2177975. Please contact your tax advisor concerning deductibility of any payments as business deductions. HSCF is an independent organization, is not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization.